Farnborough butchers is given zero hygiene rating
J & J Halal Butchers Ltd, in Bridge Road, was inspected by Rushmoor Borough Council inspectors on January 12. The Food Standards Agency ( FSA) collects data in partnership with local authorities on restaurants, takeaways, cafes, sandwich shops, pubs, hotels, supermarkets and other outlets selling food.
Premises are given a hygiene rating from zero to five following inspections by environmental health teams from local councils.
The inspectors reported that urgent improvement is necessary in the management of food safety at J & J Halal Butchers.
The business must ensure that a system or checks are in place to ensure food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.
Improvement is also necessary in the ‘ hygienic handling of food, including preparation, cooking, re- heating, cooling and storage’.
However, the report revealed that the inspectors were generally satisfied with the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building.
The Star Courier requested a copy of the full report from Rushmoor Borough Council but this was declined as the authority is currently working with J & J Halal to make the necessary improvements.
Cllr Ken Muschamp, the borough council’s cabinet member for business, safety and regulation, said: “Our environmental health officers visited this butcher’s shop in September 2016 and rated the business in accordance with the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme as a 2, ‘ Improvement Necessary’.
“A further revisit to check progress on January 12 found standards had not been maintained and the business slipped to a ‘ zero’ rating.
“As a result of these continued failures, the officers are now considering what further formal action is required to secure the necessary improvements.
“Therefore, at this time,